Hans Ackermann, Tagesspiegel, 22.07.17
Large interval jumps, enormous tonal ranges, and high dynamics - the Californian-born composer in Berlin demands a lot from the musicians. But also gives them wonderful, multi-vocal vocalises for the "Melan-cho-lie" or the "Lie-be". And the Chamber Academy Potsdam also proves its versatility as a jazz combo under the direction of the conductor Marc Niemann.
Irene Constantin, Neues Deutschland, 28.07.17
It is an orchestra whose music is no longer used in early music, but which audibly also has other qualities: the Chamber Academy Potsdam. All instrumentalists were perfect and just as perfect, especially as an advocate for the singer, Marc Niemann on the podium.
Antje Rößler, Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, 23.07.2017
The surrealistic dance of authentic and innovative scenes is accompanied by a contrasting musical collage. Composer James Reynolds goes from psychedelic sound painting to coloratura, from contemporary opera to musical, from mouth percussion to the sweeping dance revues of the twenties, presented by a visually quirky jazz combo with sunglasses and Hawaiian vests. The Potsdam Chamber Academy under the direction of Marc Niemann masters this range confidently.